Luxury Villas, Charming Cottages and City Centre Apartments to rent in Portugal

Quinta de Macedos

Douro Valley

10+2 CHILDREN

Quinta de Macedos

Douro Valley

10 Guests + 2 children

Quinta de Macedos is a table wine producing estate enjoying a stunning setting in the heart of the Rio Torto Valley (a tributary south of the Douro), comprising of a holiday home with 5 bedroom suites and a swimming pool, a winery and wine lodge, with a guided tour and tasting included in the rental. The property is surrounded by 7 hectares of terraced vineyards located between 100m and 200m above sea level facing north, west and east – a place to completely relax in peaceful retreat!

The main Quinta building is about 100 years old with meter thick walls – its rooms used to house field workers away from their own homes during the grape-picking season – and it has recently been converted into a spacious, modern and very comfortable family holiday villa. There are mosquito nets on all the windows; air-conditioning is available throughout, keeping the Quinta cool in the very hot Douro summer months; whilst wooden floors with under-floor heating as well as various fireplaces makes the interiors cosy during the cooler months.

The kitchen is fitted with all modern conveniences and WiFi is provided free of charge. And a very confortable and spacious TV room provides a great place to escape the hottest hours of the day or for a cinema evening for all the family, as well as offering various boards games – this room opens onto a vine-covered-pergola area for outdoor dining with a barbeque. There’s also table tennis and a poolside putting green, and the pool has solar panel heating. But most special about the Quinta, are the different areas for relaxing and enjoying the bucolic views, read a good book or sip a White Port Tonic (a refreshing drink to try when you’re in the Douro)!

This is a working estate with an organic principle, so no artificial pesticides or fertilizers are used at Quinta de Macedos. The natural wild flowers that cover the terraces are controlled through repeated trimming and there are lots of trees yielding delicious seasonal fresh fruit such as cherries, figs, damsons, peaches, apples, pears, oranges, and lemons as well estate produced olive oil, for guests to enjoy when staying here. Early mornings 3 times a week, a small white van stops by with other local produce from the region such as fresh bread, eggs & fruit for you to buy.

The Douro Valley offers numerous port wine tasting possibilities as well as some gastronomic delights. From Quinta de Macedos you can take a number walks of varying degrees of difficulty, as well as enjoy a picnic in a charming stop between vineyards. You can also canoe on the river Douro or enjoy a 2 hours up-river cruise on a traditional Rabelo boat from the quayside at Pinhão. Or if you rather fancy a bit of pampering, the 6 Senses Spa as well as the Vila Gale in Régua, both offer some great treatments. A new home gym is planned for Spring 2018!

During the harvest season (September and October), try one of the 4-nights fully catered “wine weekends” hosted by the producer himself, which includes a guided tour of the estate and getting involved in whatever “the job of the day” is (picking or treading grapes, mixing or tasting, bottling, etc) as well as a few extras.

Please Note

Due to various unprotected drops from terraces and the pool surround as well as some glass tables and steps, children under the age of 7 need to be supervised and are only accepted with a signed disclaimer!

Quinta de Macedos is a table wine producing estate enjoying a stunning setting in the heart of the Rio Torto Valley (a tributary south of the Douro), comprising of a holiday home with 5 bedroom suites and a swimming pool, a winery and wine lodge, with a guided tour and tasting included in the rental. The property is surrounded by 7 hectares of terraced vineyards located between 100m and 200m above sea level facing north, west and east – a place to completely relax in peaceful retreat!

The main Quinta building is about 100 years old with meter thick walls – its rooms used to house field workers away from their own homes during the grape-picking season – and it has recently been converted into a spacious, modern and very comfortable family holiday villa. There are mosquito nets on all the windows; air-conditioning is available throughout, keeping the Quinta cool in the very hot Douro summer months; whilst wooden floors with under-floor heating as well as various fireplaces makes the interiors cosy during the cooler months.

The kitchen is fitted with all modern conveniences and WiFi is provided free of charge. And a very confortable and spacious TV room provides a great place to escape the hottest hours of the day or for a cinema evening for all the family, as well as offering various boards games – this room opens onto a vine-covered-pergola area for outdoor dining with a barbeque. There’s also table tennis and a poolside putting green, and the pool has solar panel heating. But most special about the Quinta, are the different areas for relaxing and enjoying the bucolic views, read a good book or sip a White Port Tonic (a refreshing drink to try when you’re in the Douro)!

This is a working estate with an organic principle, so no artificial pesticides or fertilizers are used at Quinta de Macedos. The natural wild flowers that cover the terraces are controlled through repeated trimming and there are lots of trees yielding delicious seasonal fresh fruit such as cherries, figs, damsons, peaches, apples, pears, oranges, and lemons as well estate produced olive oil, for guests to enjoy when staying here. Early mornings 3 times a week, a small white van stops by with other local produce from the region such as fresh bread, eggs & fruit for you to buy.

The Douro Valley offers numerous port wine tasting possibilities as well as some gastronomic delights. From Quinta de Macedos you can take a number walks of varying degrees of difficulty, as well as enjoy a picnic in a charming stop between vineyards. You can also canoe on the river Douro or enjoy a 2 hours up-river cruise on a traditional Rabelo boat from the quayside at Pinhão. Or if you rather fancy a bit of pampering, the 6 Senses Spa as well as the Vila Gale in Régua, both offer some great treatments. A new home gym is planned for Spring 2018!

During the harvest season (September and October), try one of the 4-nights fully catered “wine weekends” hosted by the producer himself, which includes a guided tour of the estate and getting involved in whatever “the job of the day” is (picking or treading grapes, mixing or tasting, bottling, etc) as well as a few extras.

Please Note

Due to various unprotected drops from terraces and the pool surround as well as some glass tables and steps, children under the age of 7 need to be supervised and are only accepted with a signed disclaimer!

ACCOMMODATION – 10 guests (+ 2 extra children on request)

LOWER LEVEL –Entrance hall. Family Bedroom with super king size bed plus extra pull-out for 1 or 2 children, en-suite Shower Bathroom. Twin Bedroom (each bed 0,90 x 2 metres) with en-suite Shower Bathroom. Steps up to Upper Level.    

UPPER LEVEL WITH FABULOUS VIEWS – Very well equipped Kitchen with access to pool terrace. The Dining Room will sit a party of 10/12 very comfortably. Drawing Room. Master Bedroom Suite with super king size bed and en-suite Shower Bathroom. Steps down to Lower Level.

LOWER LEVEL –(also accessed from garden) – Very spacious TV Sitting Room. Two Twin Bedrooms (each bed 0,90 x 2 metres) located at either side of this room, one with en-suite Shower Bathroom, the other with a Full Bathroom.

STAFF & SERVICES
Check-in welcome & daily Quinta issues are managed by Susana. Cleaning service 2 hours daily except Sundays, as well as maintenance/gardener & pool once a week included in the rental. Welcome meal included in the rental (left ready for guests to heat-up & serve); other ready prepared meals on request/paid extra locally; food shopping on request/paid locally @ €30 flat free plus cost of groceries. Winery tour and tasting included in the rental.
DISTANCES

Sarzedinho
(local café and basic shop) – 5,5 kms

Castanheiro
(grocery shopping) – 5,5 kms

Regua
(train station/large supermarket/restaurants /Museu do Douro) – 30 kms

Pinhão
(butcher, chemist, restaurants, quayside river cruises and canoes for hire) – 15 kms

6 Senses Spa at Regua  – 30 kms

Vila Galé at Régua  – 30 kms

Porto Airport
(A4 Motorway route via Marão tunnel) – 145 kms

OTHER FACTS

Rental License #40990/AL; Saturday change-overs preferred; minimum rental period week; check-in after 16:00 hours/check-out before 10:00 hours; as well as pre-arranged welcome meal left ready for clients arrival a basic welcome hamper is included in the rental (basics such as tea, coffee & snacks for arrival, soaps & lavatory paper, washing up products, cooking basics, estate produced table wine and olive oil, as well fresh seasonal produce); bed linen changed weekly, bathroom towels changed twice a week & pool towels provided; all the twin bedrooms can be made into a double bed on request; all the shower bathrooms have rain showers as well as hand held showers plus heated towel rails; one baby cot (w/linen) & one high chair available on request; hairdryers provided; 65 inches flat-screen TV (all Sky sports channels included); DVD player; Blue Ray player, unlimited use WIFI is available throughout the Quinta free of cost; kitchen equipped with American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, microwave, electric oven with mixed gas/electric hob, coffee machine, juice maker, toaster, kettle, blender & dishwasher; under-floor heating & air-conditioning throughout the villa is included in the rental; fire place logs supplied for winter rentals; swimming pool with roman steps (15×6 meters, shallow-end 1,2 meters, deep-end 2,5 meters); solar pool heating included in the rental; pool house/laundry room with both washing machine and dryer.

2018 RENTAL PRICES IN EUROS

HIGH SEASON

(June/July/August)

€5,815 p/week

Low Season

(April/May & September/October)

€5,090 p/week

OTHER PERIODS

On Request

Wine Weekends

(September/October)

Based on 4 nights/8 guests/4 bedrooms @ €7,200 per w’end

BOOKING/CANCELLATION TERMS

30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve the property.
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Balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental.
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Security deposit of €750 handed in at the property – to be paid by bank transfer in advance of rental or locally at the property – this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday

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